University of Vermont

School of Business Administration

Minor in Business Administration

A minor in Business Administration is one of two business minors available at UVM (the other minor is Accounting). For either minor, students need to submit an application and successfully complete the prerequisite courses. Complete the minor application for non-business majors.

To be awarded a Minor in Business Administration, a student must earn at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA in the Business minor courses. The minor GPA consists of BSAD 060 and four upper-level business courses.


The four prerequisite courses must be completed with a GPA of at least a 2.00 before you can be admitted to the Minor in Business Administration:

  • ECON 011 - Macroeconomics
  • ECON 012 - Microeconomics
  • MATH 019 or 021 - Calculus
  • STAT 141 - Statistics*

*For students whose majors require a Statistics course, the following courses are approved as substitutes for STAT 141: EC 170, NR 140, PSYS 053 (formerly PSYC 109) & PSYS 054 (formerly PSYC 110), STAT 143


BSAD 60 - Financial Accounting

Students must complete four additional business courses numbered 100 or above, at least three of four upper-level courses must be completed at UVM. Please note that some upper-level business courses may have additional pre-requisite requirements. One of these courses must be selected from:

  • BSAD 120 - Leadership & Organizational Behavior
  • BSAD 132 - Political Environment of Business
  • BSAD 141 - Information Technology & Business Systems
  • BSAD 150 - Marketing Management
  • BSAD 173 - Operations Management
  • BSAD 180 - Managerial Finance

Read general requirements from the UVM Catalogue.

Computer competency

Students are presumed to have basic microcomputer literacy, including a working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software. Students lacking this basic knowledge are responsible for attaining it through course work, self-study, tutorials or workshops.

Business Administration and Accounting minors are charged a $75/semester Business School Technology fee. This fee covers installation of Microsoft products on your computer (including Windows & Office Professional), 24/7 access to our Computer Labs in Kalkin, free printing, and software & hardware support in Kalkin 227.

How do I pursue a minor in Business Administration?

First, check with your own Dean's Office to determine if the minor in Business Administration is accepted by your School or College and will be possible within your remaining degree requirements. Complete a Minor Application. Once you have met the prerequisite requirements you will receive notification of your admissibility to the minor.

For further information

Please contact Student Services, 101 Kalkin Hall,, (802) 656-4015. An advisor can review the Minor Program of Study with you and answer any of your questions.

Last modified July 09 2015 12:17 PM